CAST AND STAFF
OLNEY THEATRE INSTITUTE
has performed for the public in
35 states and 10 foreign countries, reaching audiences in areas that are
isolated geographically or economically; audiences that would otherwise
never see quality live performances of classic plays.
TELLING THE STORY
National Players productions start with a simple guiding principle, “tell
the story.” You’ll find this principle guides everything we do, from our
performance style, to the way our technical elements support the play.
National Player Companies are made up of young professionals from the best
college drama programs in the country. National Players performers are
acclaimed for their talent, enthusiasm and dedication.
SETS, LIGHTS, COSTUMES AND SOUND.
To tell the great stories that National Players produce, we
always bring a full production with sets, lights, costumes and sound. We
supply it all! Our venues supply the space and electricity, and the show
The designs for our shows vary from year to year depending on what is
necessary to tell the story. In the past we have set Taming of the Shrew in
the wild-wild west, Twelfth Night in cavalier France, and Julius Caesar in
1930s American labor movement.
Continuing in the tradition of traveling players, the troupe is totally
involved in every aspect of the plays they perform. They arrive a few hours
before their scheduled performance to prepare each stage: raise the set,
hang and focus the lights, check sound equipment and props, arrange dressing
rooms, and perhaps run a brush-up rehearsal before donning costumes and
make-up. When the final curtain falls, they do everything in reverse. Like
the Abbey Theatre in Dublin and the Old Vic in London, National Players
companies function smoothly as a team!